Tag Archives: Retirement Planning

NEWS – ATO may soften on proposed event-based reporting SMSF rules

Controversial and laborious event-based reporting rules for Australia’s army of DIY super fund operators may be softened by the tax office in coming weeks. Under current plans the Australian Taxation Office wants all SMSFs (self-managed super funds) to report much … Continue reading

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NEWS – ATO watch list 2017 – SMSF items on radar to note – property development, second SMSF, excess contributions, reserves

A report at SMSF Advisor by Katarina Taurian, highlights new ATO watch list items on their radar to take note of (our emphasis added) – The tax office has added a series of new items of concern to its watch list … Continue reading

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CASE STUDY – Chelsea over 50yo – Wanted to control her super as a single mum

Chelsea was a single parent who never re-married, but devoted her life to supporting and raising her 4 children. Not only that, one daughter was a special-needs child with Down’s Syndrome. But she was the love of their lives, of … Continue reading

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Basics about Super – How superannuation works, by ASIC

There are lots of sites with information – where can you learn about how superannuation works for someone who can be trusted? ASIC the Australian Securities and Investment Commission can help – Here’s some from their site – How super … Continue reading

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NEWS – Insurance in Super to closer meet Member needs at different life stages

Rod Myer writes at The New Daily – Insurance cover in superannuation could be redesigned to closer meet the financial needs of members, research house Rice Warner believes. Because insurance in super needs depend on age and family situation, insurance … Continue reading

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Pensions Centrelink – Beware of scams to watch out for targeting pensioners and older Australians

The Australian Government Department of Human Services (DHS) has some great tips on scams to watch out for targeting pensioners and older Australians, June 2017 – Older Australians keep a step ahead of the latest scams Scams are on the … Continue reading

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Basics about Super – What is Salary Sacrifice Super?

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) tells what is Salary Sacrifice Super– Salary sacrifice is an arrangement with your employer to forego part of your salary or wages in return for your employer providing benefits of a similar value. If you … Continue reading

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